The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership's updated list includes 87 retailers, 10 of which were also named to the Leadership Club, with green power usage meeting or exceeding 100 percent of each company's total electricity use. The Green Power Partnership tracks companies that use electricity from clean and renewable sources. Kohl's, Whole Foods Market, Wal-Mart, Staples and Starbucks rank highest on the Top Retailer list, which is ranked by the most annual green power usage in terms of total kilowatt hours.
Deerfield, Ill. -- Walgreen Co. said Wednesday it is leaving the pharmacy benefits management business, selling its Walgreens Health Initiatives operation to Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. for $525 million in cash. The deal will leave Walgreens free to focus on its drug store network, which is the largest in the United States. Walgreens’ pharmacy benefits management business has never approached the size of Caremark, the pharmacy benefits management business of CVS Caremark Corp., The deal more than doubles Catalyst's size, bringing its total membership to about 18 million members from 7 million. The Rockville, Md., company said it will
Nov. 05--Middle- and low-income consumers are turning into "appointment shoppers." When they need something, they will come. But in October, an off month wedged between retail's two busiest times of the year, back-to-school and holiday, shoppers seemed to pause -- especially when warmer weather meant they didn't yet need new coats and sweaters, analysts said. Teen retailers Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters and Aeropostale disappointed, as did department store chains J.C. Penney and Kohl's. But high-end retailers Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue fared better, said Amy Noblin, analyst at Weeden & Co. "Business improved at the